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Western Sandcherry

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Western Sandcherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms leading to small dark cherries great for pies and jams!

#2 potted

Reserve yours now with a 50% deposit or purchase in FULL for pickup this spring!

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Western Sandcherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries. Fruit can be astringent but is great for jams, jellies and pies. Extremely winter hardy

Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots too.

#2 potted

Plant Details

Latin: Prunus pumila var. besseyi

Hardiness Zone: 2 – 7

Height: 3′ – 5′

Spread: 4′ – 8′

Suckering: from base

Bloom Time: Spring (TBD)

Ripens: Summer (TBD)

Flower Colour: White

Fruit Colour: Red

Foliage Colour: Green

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Requirements: Well draining, do well in sandier textures

Attributes:

  • Edible Fruits
  • Self-pollinating
  • Ornamental Flowers
  • Shrub/hedge forming (Not tree)
  • Extremely cold hardy

Special Considerations: These cherries should be grown as shrubs, not trees.

 

Shrub Cherry Planting & Pruning

Shrub cherries are bushes, not trees! They can be easily maintained as individual shrubs or as a hedgerow planting. For individual plants, plant at least 5′ apart in the landscape. For hedgerow plantings, 3′-5′ between plants and 12′-18′ between rows. Planting at least 1-3″ deeper than the pot is recommended to increase root development. Young plants may be planted horizontally below the surface to induce more suckering.

The majority of pruning should occur in early spring before the buds break dormancy, usually March-April. Damaged or diseased wood can be removed at any time during the season. It is important to never remove more than 25% of the total wood during a single season as it will reduce flowering and yields. These cherries should be regeneratively pruned by removing some of the oldest shoots to the ground every year to allow new shoots to take their place.

Spring Plant Reservation Policy

 
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We make it easier to grow your best garden!
What sets us apart from most nurseries, aside from our production growing experience with our products, is that we help you plan well in advance of the growing season by offering to reserve your plants for pickup or delivery in the spring! As a part of our Spring Plant Reservation program, you have the option to purchase in full or place a deposit on your order and pay the balance at pickup. Our SPR program has helped hundreds of customers secure their gardening desires since 2013!

RESERVATION:

We require a 50% minimum deposit to reserve your order. Orders may also be paid in full to reserve. Any outstanding balance is due at pick up or before shipping or delivery. 

Orders will be reserved once a deposit or full payment has been received. Deposits (50% of order value) cannot be refunded after March 31st

Payment can be made by cheque, gift card, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow the instructions on your invoice.

To make your experience even faster and easier at pickup we ask that orders be paid in full by April 22. For mail orders, the deadline for final payment is April 8. You will receive a friendly email reminder of your upcoming payment before these deadlines.

ORDERING:

We strongly recommend ordering before April to secure your order. Orders are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities. We reserve the right to offer a substitution or refund if stock becomes unavailable. 

Some items are available to be purchased in bulk quantities. Please contact us for bulk orders.

Looking for something in particular that we don’t offer on the website? We are able to source different product sizes and cultivars for special orders. 

DELIVERY & PICKUP:

DeliveryNEW 2020! Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! Please contact us to arrange a delivery date.

Bare-root Perennials stock: Bare-root perennial stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova in May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date.

Bare-root Tree Fruit stock: Bare-root tree fruit stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova in May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to ship bare-root trees at this time.

Potted Nursery & Transplant Stock: All potted SPR orders under $500 must be picked up May from the farm in Krestova. Please click here to see the dates and times. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup. 

Centralized Delivery-Pickup: Now offering a drive-thru plant pickup to Nelson, Castlegar and Winlaw. $10 delivery fee. Dates TBA. Click here to learn more!

SHIPPING:

Some items may be available to ship via Canada Post. You will be able to select a shipping method at checkout if your order qualifies.

SPR shipments will be sent out according to our Shipping Policy.

For more information please read the full Spring Plant Reservation Policy.

Pickup & Delivery

PICKUP & DELIVERY:

Nursery & Transplant Stock: All potted SPR orders under $500 must be picked up in May from the farm in Krestova or scheduled for a centralized delivery location. Please click here to see the dates and times. 

Centralized Delivery-Pickup: Now offering a drive-thru plant pickup to Nelson, Castlegar and Winlaw. Click here to learn more!

DeliveryNEW 2020! Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! If your order qualifies, we will contact you with available delivery date options. 

For more information please read the Spring Plant Reservation Policy.

Shipping Policy

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This item is for pick-up only and does NOT qualify for shipping via Canada Post. View our SHIPPING POLICY to learn more.

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ContentWestern Sandcherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries. Fruit can be astringent but is great for jams, jellies and pies. Extremely winter hardy Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots too. #2 potted
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